Select Your Trip & Inquire for Availability
We’re happy to answer questions about our kayak trips – and we can also provide information about getting here, and other things to do in the area. We’re available by email or phone; day and evening calls are welcome! We can also help you reserve accommodation and activities at Discovery Islands Lodge.
Reserve Your Kayak Trip in 5 Simple Steps:
- Confirm space is available on the tour you want – just give us a shout by phone or email.
- Read and accept our Covid 19 Mutual Safety Agreement.
- Read and understand our LIABILITY WAIVER. will be asked to sign it when you arrive.
- Complete the trip Online Registration-Medical Form for each trip participant. Please be thorough and get in touch with questions and concerns.
- Pay Deposit. $500 Cdn confirms each space, with payment by e-transfer, Mastercard, VISA, or cheque. Balance of payment is due 60 days before trip start.
If you prefer to print and mail your form, use this version: Print & Mail Registration-Medical Form
Cancellation: Cancellations aren’t fun for anyone! If you must cancel, we will do our best to fill your vacated space. If we can re-book your space, then only the $200 handling fee will apply. Although almost everyone has a very valid reason for needing to cancel, please know that there are no exceptions to our cancellation policy. As a result, we strongly recommend purchasing robust third party cancellation insurance*.
Cancellation due to Covid 19: We ask that you understand that you are booking a trip in uncertain times. The Covid 19 situation will almost certainly change between now and trip start, and you should make travel plans accordingly. We cannot be responsible for cancelled flights, closed borders, travel advisories, or personal illness. As long as we feel that we can safely run operations on our end, there will be no exceptions to our cancellation policy. Should we deem it unsafe to operate, or be ordered to do so, we will offer a full refund.
Should you exhibit Covid 19 symptoms immediately prior to the trip, or who have come in contact with someone who has Covid 19, you will have to stay home. Anyone exhibiting symptoms during a trip will be evacuated.
Our cancellation charges include tax and apply from the date we are advised of your cancellation.
Prior to the trip:
90 or more days – full refund less $200 handling fee per person.
89-60 days – loss of deposit.
59-0 days – forfeit total price
*Some credit cards include trip cancellation insurance.
Reservations may be cancelled if balance of payment is not received by the due date.
Dietary restrictions: We ask that you inform us of serious allergies and/or dietary restrictions prior to registering for a trip. We may not be able to accommodate complex dietary needs, especially if others on the same trip also have restrictions. Diets requiring extensive additional food preparation may be subject to a surcharge to cover kitchen labour.
Safety & responsibility: Since 1987 we’ve shared our big backyard with thousands of participants on guided kayak daytrips and multiday tours in the Discovery Islands and mainland fjords. We travel in areas local to us and we are very familiar with this remote inland archipelago, its weather and sea conditions. We have a perfect safety record with no serious injuries or incidents, and we have never been involved in litigation. We make every reasonable effort to ensure participants a safe journey: our guides are highly skilled and experienced and our high quality equipment is well maintained. We also encourage participants to develop skills and awareness that will lead to self-confidence and healthy independence.
Disclosure and disclaimer of liability – the fine print: Though we take every reasonable precaution, the territory in which we operate is remote and rugged wilderness. Although they are rarely encountered, we share the habitat of wolves, bear, cougar and other wild creatures. Weather conditions can be extreme and are not always reliably predicted. Therefore, for safety or any other reason, Coast Mountain Expeditions Ltd. reserves the right to, without penalty, withdraw or alter any itinerary or service. deposit to Coast Mountain Expeditions Ltd. Upon booking, the participant agrees to the terms and conditions above and agrees be a cooperative part of the trip group and follow direction from the trip leaders.
In case of emergency: Be sure your personal insurance is adequate to cover expenses caused by accidents in remote locations. We are trained in wilderness first aid and have emergency supplies and equipment; however, Coast Mountain Expeditions Ltd. assumes no liability regarding provision of medical care, and in the event of an unscheduled evacuation, we may expect costs to be paid by the participant. Everyone will sign a liability waiver (see above) prior to participating in kayaking and adventure activities.
We rely on high quality, well-maintained equipment. We use single and double fibreglass sea kayaks and have many popular kayak designs to accommodate individual preference and assure comfortable paddling.
Top quality kayaks, paddles, spray skirts, PFD’s (lifejackets), charts & compass, kayak camp-kitchen, radio & safety equipment, wilderness first aid supplies, good 2-person tents, inflatable sleeping mats, dry bags, delicious wholesome food, boat transportation, eco-lodge accommodation, and excellent certified guides.
Your Packing List
• Day pack (for tours that include hiking)
• Sleeping bag (rentals available)
• Pants: long and short, quick dry*
• Shirts: long sleeve quick dry* and short sleeve or t-shirt(s)
• Warm sweater or fleece jacket
• Rain gear/windbreaker: (a priority:) waterproof jacket. Rain pants are great if the trip will be rainy
• Hat(s) for sun and rain
• 2 Towels (one to leave at the lodge, one quick-dry) & bathing suit
• Gloves: bike gloves are good for blister/sun protection; neoprene for cold weather trips
• Water shoes: sturdy, well-fitted sport sandals are best – absolutely no flip-flops!
• Comfy dry-shoes: for short hikes and in-camp.
• Socks: for blisters, bugs, warmth
• Personal clothing, toothbrush, etc.
• Sunglasses (essential)
• Sunscreen (good protection essential)
• Spare prescription glasses, if worn
• Medications (Duplicate essential medications and give set to trip leader)
• Water bottle: 1-litre, unbreakable
• Eating utensils: cup, bowl, cutlery
• Camera (Bring a waterproof camera bag or container)
• Insect repellent: its not usually buggy here, but if you are the group bug-magnet…
• Book, small game, good jokes…
• Tips/money: Your trip is all-inclusive, but you may wish to consider a gratuity for your guides. We also have some books, local souvenirs and t-shirts/caps for sale.
• Quick-dry/synthetic shirts, underwear, and pants are best. Fleece, wool, and down are great for warmth, especially when combined with a rain shell.
• Cotton clothes are usually damp and uncomfortable for kayaking, but a cotton t-shirt can feel great around camp on sunny trips.
• Plan to pack into several small bags rather than a few big ones – 10L ‘sleeping bag size’ is good. Kayaks have adequate storage space, but the hatch openings are small. You can make a good ‘dry bag’ with a garbage bag inside a cloth stuff sack.